Saturday, March 28, 2015

TRAILER AND PHOTOS FOR BBC'S EPIC TV MOVIE 'THE ARK' ON NOAH AND THE FLOOD WITH DAVID THRELFALL, NICO MIRRALEGRO, JOANNE WHALLEY, EMILY BEVAN

BBC'S 'THE ARK' EPIC MOVIE
WITH DAVID THRELFALL, JOANNE WHALLEY, NICO MIRRALEGRO
I almost forgot to show you the trailer and photos for new historical TV movie THE ARK, but it is still not too late since it airs this Monday evening at BBC One ahead of the Easter celebrations! There was some buzz around the project last week when it was revealed that the Biblical story will not have animals in it because the producers deemed it would make the movie less serious and more childish. Kinda ridiculous, isn't it? I will still watch it because it features one of my dearest of the TV stars, lovely Nico Mirralegro (THE VILLAGE) as Kenan, the youngest son of Noah played by David Threlfall, Joanne Whalley is Noah's wife Emmie, Ashley Walters is God’s Angel, with Emily Bevan, Michael Fox, Andrew Hawley, Hannah John Kamen and Ian Smith also starring

A TIMELESS TALE OF FAITH
Noah, a farmer and family man, is instructed by an angel to build an ark in the middle of a desert in order to save both his family and the faithful from a devastating flood. A seemingly impossible task, especially when his sons refuse to believe him and help. Noah risks ridicule and humiliation from the townsfolk, as well as from his exasperated family in his quest to carry out his mission. Can he find the courage to fulfil his God-given task? THE ARK is a timeless tale; a story of family and faith; about one man's belief and fixation with building the ark which will ultimately save his family and mankind. It is an obsession which leads to the fragmentation of his family, a test of their faith in their father and their father’s faith in God and everything he believes in.

RYAN REYNOLD'S 'DEADPOOL' COSTUME REVEALED! GORGEOUS NEW 'AGE OF ADALINE' ROMANTIC FANTASY TRAILER WITH BLAKE LIVELY, MICHIEL HUISMAN, HARRISON FORD, ELLEN BURSTYN

RYAN REYNOLDS REVEALS
HIMSELF IN 'DEADPOOL' COSTUME
As you know Ryan Reynolds has always had a sense of humour so it's no wonder that he decided to reveal DEADPOOL costume in a hilarious way. Check it out in the first photo of him wearing it. Coming out next February and also starring Morena Baccarin as Copycat, it tells the origin story of mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego DEADPOOL. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humour, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

BLAKE LIVELY'S AGE OF ADALINE
NEW TRAILER AND POSTERS
You can also check out a gorgeous new trailer and two new posters for our most anticipated romantic fantasy drama in 2015 AGE OF ADALINE which brings timeless beauty of Blake Lively to the big screens April 24th! Blake Lively is Adaline, a 27-year-old woman who loses the ability to age through a miraculous accident. While her loved ones grow old and pass away, Adaline finds herself questioning whether it is fair for her to fall in love with a charming young philanthropist (Michiel Huisman). Harrison Ford plays his father who is close to discovering her secret when he remembers her from his youth, while Ellen Burstyn plays her daughter who isn't ageless and looks like her grandmother!

Friday, March 27, 2015

NEW BOOK ADAPTATIONS: AMY ADAMS AND JAKE GYLLENHAAL TO STAR IN 'NOCTURNAL ANIMALS'! STEVEN SPIELBERG TO HELM 'READY PLAYER ONE' SF ADAPTATION

'NOCTURNAL ANIMALS'
AMY ADAMS & JAKE GYLLENHAAL
Now, here's an unusual pairing: 'The Hollywood Reporter' writes that Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal will take the lead roles in NOCTURNAL ANIMALS, big screen adaptation of Austin Wright's book. Published in 1993 it tells of a woman named Susan who receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband, a man whom she left 20 years earlier, asking for her opinion. The book then tracks two stories: the story in the novel, titled NOCTURNAL ANIMALS which tells of a man whose family vacation turns violent and deadly; and the story of Susan, who finds herself recalling her first marriage and confronting some dark truths about herself. Tom Ford is directing, with Joaquin Phoenix and Aaron Johnson also being wanted for roles. 

STEVEN SPIELBERG TO HELM
'READY PLAYER ONE' SF FILM
Another of the upcoming book adaptations will be Steven Spielberg directed READY PLAYER ONE, based on Ernest Cline's popular sf novel set in 2044 and, as 'Deadline' reports, following the story of a virtual reality game creator who offers up his entire company to the best player who can find an Easter egg in one of his many virtual worlds via a game called OASIS. A teenager named Wade Watts decides to take it on after millions have failed over many years. The key to winning the game is a plethora of pop culture clues from the 1980s. Whomever figures it out and wins the game, without having their avatars killed in the process, takes over the entire OASIS empire.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

NEW SITCOMS: ADAM BRODY JOINS CBS SITCOM, WHOOPIE GOLDBERG IN 'DELORES & JERMAINE', MARK ADDY JOINS 'SUPER CLYDE'! VANESSA LACHEY IN 'NOT SAFE FOR WORK'! ABC ORDERS 'KEVIN FROM WORK' TO SERIES

ADAM BRODY 
 TO LEAD NEW SITCOM AT CBS
We're sticking to the world of TV comedy pilots today, people, since it is still a dry period in Hollywood: 'Deadline' reports that Adam Brody will lead untitled new sitcom at CBS coming from MODERN FAMILY producer Dan O'Shannon. The story will revolve around a group of friends and family at three different times in their lives. Adam Brody will play Andrew, a guy who sees the best in everything. Even at 40, when life’s twists and turns have taken a bit of wind out of his sails, it only takes the reappearance of his childhood crush, Holly, to awaken his love of life and belief in happy endings. Tyler Labine and Kelly O’Sullivan have already been cast!

SITCOM 2015 CASTING UPDATES
WHOOPIE GOLDBERG IN NEW ABC SITCOM 'DELORES & JERMAINE'
After Ian McKellen, Derek Jacobi, Melanie Griffith, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, another of the acting legends to hit the world of sitcoms is Whoopie Goldberg who will star in ABC's new comedy DELORES & JERMAINE. Jermaine Fowler stars as a millennial with big ideas, but very little drive, who moves in with his estranged grandmother (Goldberg), a strict, football loving, former D.C. cop who needs his youthful enthusiasm in her life as much as he needs her old-school parenting.
MARK ADDY JOINS 'SUPER CLYDE'
Another of CBS's sitcom pilots SUPER CLYDE has added Mark Addy to the cast! Charlie  McDermott plays a meek, unassuming fast-food worker who finds his calling. When Clyde gets a really unexpected windfall, the inheritance from his long-dead eccentric uncle, he decides that his money will be his secret super power, used only for good. Addy will play his careful sidekick and his late uncle's butler!
VANESSA LACHEY IS 'NOT SAFE FOR WORK'
Gorgeous Vanessa Lachey will take the female lead in NBC's sitcom pilot NOT SAFE FOR WORK an office comedy centring on best friends Dale (Michael Cassidy) and Georgie (Christine Woods) whose relationship is upended when he starts dating the “perfect” woman, Drea (Lachey), the perky local morning news anchor who is self conscious about maintaining her image.

'KEVIN FROM WORK'
ABC FAMILY ORDERS NEW SITCOM
You can also check out the first photos from ABC Family's new sitcom KEVIN FROM WORK which has been picked up for the 10 episode series! It centres on Kevin (Noah Reid), a young man who declares his unrequited love for his co-worker Audrey (Paige Spara) in a letter, believing he’ll never see her again after he accepts a job overseas. But when the opportunity falls through and Kevin is forced to return to his old job, how will he and Audrey continue to work together now that his feelings are no longer secret?

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

TRAILER & POSTER FOR 'ENEMY OF MAN' VINCENT REGAN'S EPIC MACBETH MOVIE WITH SEAN BEAN, RUPERT GRINT, JAMES D'ARCY, CHARLES DANCE. MICHAEL FASSBENDER'S 'SLOW WEST' TRAILER! CHRISTOPHER GORHAM TO LEAD 'PO' AUTISM MOVIE

CHRISTOPHER GORHAM
TO LEAD 'PO' AUTISM MOVIE
Not much to share with you today, people, it is an extremely slow movie news week, but 'Deadline' reports that one of our favourite of TV faces, lovely Christopher Gorham has landed the lead role in PO, a family drama from director John Asher. He will play a recently widowed man who must learn to cope with becoming a single father to his 9-year-old autistic son, PO (Julian Feder). Production will start in April, which is Autism Awareness month. Gorham's five year long gig in COVERT AFFAIRS series has ended this January when the show was cancelled.

'SLOW WEST' TRAILER
WITH MICHAEL FASSBENDER
Your first trailer for today is for wild west movie and Sundance Movie Festival winner SLOW WEST  with Michael Fassbender in the lead role. Set at the end of the 19th century, the movie follows the story of 16-year-old Jay Cavendish (Cody Smit McPhee) as he journeys across the American frontier in search of the woman he loves. He is joined by Silas (Michael Fassbender), a mysterious traveller, and hotly pursued along the way by an outlaw named Payne (Ben Mendelsohn).


'ENEMY OF MAN' TEASER
WITH SEAN BEAN, JAMES D'ARCY, CHARLES DANCE, RUPERT GRINT
Here's the first teaser and poster for historical epic ENEMY OF MAN a directorial debut of actor Vincent Regan (whom you're watching as the king in THE ROYALS) an independent feature film of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth starring Sean Bean, Rupert Grint and Charles Dance.The movie strips back the dialogue and cranks up the action. It traverses a bleak, frozen landscape of shattered castles and pillaged towns, rendering the interior world that clouds Macbeth and Lady Macbeth’s addled minds, as they sink deeper into their heart of darkness. A timeless masterpiece of war, ambition, betrayal, murder and ultimately, revenge. Sean Bean is Macbeth, and the cast also includes James D'Arcy and Jason Flemyng!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

3 NEW KNIGHTS TEMPLAR EPIC TV SERIES 'KNIGHTFALL' AND 'KNIGHTS TEMPLAR' AT HISTORY, 'THE CRUSADERS' AT SPIKE TV! 'VERONA' TO REIMAGINE 'ROMEO & JULIET' IN '300' EPIC STYLE

THREE NEW EPIC TV SERIES
ON FAMED KNIGHTS TEMPLAR
Yet, another one in the whole line of upcoming series which will follow Knights Templar is KNIGHTFALL! History will make scripted series produced by Jeremy Renner and as 'Deadline' reports it will chronicle the actual events leading up to and following the persecution, downfall and burning at the stake of the Knights Templar on Friday the 13th, 1307. More than 700 years later, Friday the 13th is known as a cursed day because of this event.
CRUSA- DERS AND TEMPLARS
 I also informed you last summer that Spike TV will produce mini TV series  THE CRUSADERS  set during the Third Crusade, after the fall of Jerusalem to Saladin’s armies, which will follow two very different knights who journey from Scotland to the Holy Land for very different reasons. History has also announced previously their work on KNIGHTS TEMPLAR focusing on their origins. That one will bring the true story of three brothers, all knights, during the first Crusade, as they make the long journey through the Holy Lands to recapture Jerusalem, ultimately bringing rise to the Knights Templar. I'm not sure if that project is still on.

'VERONA' EPIC MOVIE TO
GIVE 'ROMEO AND JULIET' A '300' STYLE REIMAGINATION
Speaking of historical projects, here's one with an unexpected twist: William Shakespeare's ROMEO AND JULIET will get a 300 re-imagining  since Sony Pictures has bought the VERONA script from Neil Widener and Gavin James. With VERONA as the famed town in which the star crossed lovers fell in love with each other and died, the movie re-imagines the love story, set in a world similar to Zack Snyder's stylized action epic 300. The movie will be produced by Joe Roth who is currently working on THE HUNTSMAN and ALICE IN WONDERLAND II! As you might remember the latest ROMEO AND JULIET movie was two years ago and it was dreadfully uninspired even though it had a stunning cast lead by Douglas Bouth, Damien Lewis, Hailee Steinfeld and Tom Wisdom!

Monday, March 23, 2015

FIRST CAST PHOTOS AND TRAILER FOR SYFY'S NEW MYTHOLOGICAL EPIC TV SERIES 'OLYMPUS' WITH TOM YORK, SONYA CASSIDY, MATT FREWER, GRAHAM SHIELS!

'OLYMPUS' EPIC TV SERIES
1ST CAST PHOTOS AND TRAILER
I do agree that the trailer and the photos look cheesy and trashy and that a part of the cast seems terribly miscast, but here's something epic for you: new fantasy series OLYMPUS which we shall give benefit of the doubt April 2nd at SyFy! Today you can check out the first cast photos and also the epic trailer for the 13 episode mythological drama series which will take viewers into the action packed world of humans, Gods and monsters!

MEN AGAINST GODS
New mythological series OLYMPUS  follows a young man’s mythical quest to solve the riddle of the Gods, unlock the doors to Olympus and become an immortal. Hero’s epic journey leads him through the darkest realms of Ancient Greece accompanied by the beautiful, but twisted Oracle of Gaia, the powerful sorceress Medea and genius inventor Daedalus. Hero battles trickster gods, vicious monsters, seductive nymphs, kings and despots, as he transforms from fresh-faced naive into a ruthless, cold hearted killer, and match for the gods themselves.

HEROES, KINGS AND ORACLES
Young Tom York is Hero, the bastard son of King Aegeus, and the holder of the Lexicon (the secret code that allows man to enter Olympus). Sonya Cassidy is Oracle a seer who will help Hero. Matt Frewer is Daedalus, a mad genius. Sonita Henry is Medea, a powerful sorceress and a ruthless wife of King Aegeus, aggressive ruler of Athens, played by Graham Shiels. Wayne Burns is their son Lykos, a big hearted strategist. Alan C. Peterson is greedy, scheming King Minos determined to conquer the whole civilized world.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

SIR LANCELOT 'MAN AT ARMS' FILM! THREE NEW ROBIN HOOD MOVIES: 'HOOD', 'ROBIN HOOD: ORIGINS', 'NOTTINGHAM AND HOOD'! 'HOUDINI AND DOYLE' TV SERIES TO TEAM UP ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE AND THE FAMOUS MAGICIAN

'MAN AT ARMS' EPIC MOVIE
ON OLDER SIR LANCELOT
Since Hollywood seems to be obsessed with English Medieval times, two new projects set in the period have been announced, joining Guy Ritchie's KING ARTHUR. Jonathan Liebesman (NINJA TURTLES) will helm MAN AT ARMS working again with producer Basil Iwanyk with whom he did CLASH OF THE TITANS. The story follows Sir Lancelot as an older man who is bent on making amends after his love for Guinevere (and hers for him) ended up destroying Arthur’s Camelot.

THREE NEW ROBIN HOOD MOVIES
Jeremy Lott who worked on the script for the above mentioned MAN AT ARMS is also writing HOOD for Sony, in which Robin Hood story is described as 'Fast and Furious' meets 'Mission: Impossible'! Meanwhile, Lionsgate has entered the Robin Hood race with ROBIN HOOD: ORIGINS which is described as an edgier take on the famous hero who takes from the rich and gives to the poor. It is written by Joby Harold who wrote Ritchie's KING ARTHUR. The third project is Disney's NOTTINGHAM AND HOOD, which will be more adventurous and fairy taleish! 

'HOUDINI & DOYLE' TV SHOW
TEAMING UP SHERLOCK'S AUTHOR AND THE FAMOUS ILLUSIONIST
Meanwhile, Fox and British ITV will team up to produce HOUDINI & DOYLE historical series, a supernatural crime drama inspired by the unlikely real-life friendship between Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and illusionist Harry Houdini! In the ten episode series, the two of the great characters of the 20th century, Houdini, master magician, escape artist and paranormal debunker, and Doyle, creator of the world’s greatest detective and a paranormal aficionado, grudgingly join forces to investigate crimes with a supernatural slant. Although they’re both rich, famous and brilliant, they’re the original odd couple, with Houdini believing in nothing, Doyle in everything.

Friday, March 20, 2015

FEMALE DWARVES TO JOIN CHRIS HEMSWORTH, CHARLIZE THERON, EMILY BLUNT IN 'HUNTSMAN' PREQUEL! 'BROTHERS GRIMM' TO BECOME TV SERIES! ANNABELLE WALLIS JOINS 'KING ARTHUR'

'THE HUNTSMAN' EPIC PREQUEL
CASTS FEMALE DWARVES
Now, I'm sure you will agree that as soon as they fired that talentless and expressionless Kristen Stewart the SNOW WHITE sequel, or a prequel actually, suddenly became interesting and attractive especially with the focus shifting over to Chris Hemsworth's THE HUNTSMAN! But will it be even more interesting if I tell you they're bringing first female dwarves or dwarvesess :) into the movie? Latest news from Hollywood say that Sheridan Smith and Alexandra Roach along with Rob Brydon have joined the cast and will all play the dwarves. Charlize Theron will reprise her role of evil queen Ravenna, with gorgeous Emily Blunt also joining the cast (as the new villain) alongside Jessica Chastain (As Huntsman's love). THE HUNTSMAN starts hunting April next year!

'THE BROTHERS GRIMM' 
TO BECOME FANTASY TV SERIES
In today's TV news, Miramax will turn THE BROTHERS GRIMM into fantasy TV series! To be penned by Ehren Kruger who wrote the godawful film of the same name from 2005, the series will follow the swashbuckling adventures of brothers Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm, who discover startling mythology and supernatural stakes behind the folklore sweeping 19th century Europe.
ANNA- BELLE WALLIS JOINS 'KING ARTHUR'
Speaking of tales and legends, the latest one to join Guy Ritchie's THE KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE: KING ARTHUR is Annabelle Wallis (she played queen Jane Seymour in THE TUDORS) who will play Maid Maggie next to Charlie Hunnam's Arthur, Jude Law's  tyrant Vortigern, Eric Bana's Uther and Astrid Berger Frisbey's Guinevere in the new story in which Arthur runs the back alleys of Londonium with his gang, unaware of the life he was born for until he grasps hold of the sword Excalibur

Thursday, March 19, 2015

MAGNIFICENT FIRST PHOTOS FROM FRENCH EPIC TV SERIES 'VERSAILLES' WITH GEORGE BLAGDEN AS KING LOUIS XIV AND ALEXANDER VLAHOS AS GRAND DUKE OF ORLEANS!

'VERSAILLES' EPIC TV SERIES
CHECK OUT THE FIRST PHOTOS!
Now, here's something exciting I've announced a year or so ago, but now we have the first photos from the sets: you can take a peak at the new French historical TV series VERSAILLES with all its lavish costumes and wigs! French television will air the epic TV spectacle this Autumn but the whole show is being shot in English language with mostly British actors (which the French aren't too happy about, but the idea is to be able to sell the show worldwide)! Similarly to THE TUDORS which depicted the English throne, VERSAILLES will follow the extravagant lives of the crowned heads at the French court! 

GEORGE BLAGDEN IS LOUIS XIV
With delightfully charming VIKINGS star George Blagden leading the cast as the 28 year old French king Louis XIV, the ten episode $30 million worth VERSAILLES series produced by French Canal+ is written by CRIMINAL MINDS producer Simon Mirren. The story of the sweeping historical saga will revolve around the early years of the reign of Louis XIV, the grand and self-proclaimed "Sun King", when he ordered the vast and vastly expensive Palace of Versailles be built to house his court away from Paris and its intrigues in order to centralize the state around himself.

ALEXANDER VLAHOS PLAYS THE GRAND DUKE  OF ORLEANS
Most of the series was shot in the VERSAILLES itself, including its dungeons and the spectacular Hall of Mirrors! Beside George Blagden as the king, charismatic Welsh actor Alexander Vlahos from BBC's MERLIN is portraying his brother and rival Grand Duke Philippe d'Orleans with whom he had a complex relationship! Dominique Blanc plays Anne of Austria. The rich and extremely expensive 17th century costumes are done by French designer Madeleine Fontaine who worked on AMELIE and A VERY LONG ENGAGEMENT. Check out the beginning of the trailer below to see the magnificent glimpses into the upcoming series!